There’s no shortage of budget-friendly mid-range Android smartphones, but if you want a new one with Samsung’s seal of quality you might be interested in the Galaxy S2 Plus. The 4.3-incher is almost identical with the old GS2 hardware-wise, but it does come with one thing the original lacks – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Unveiled not long ago, the S2 Plus is reportedly going up for grabs all around Europe, from Helsinki to Moscow and from Moscow to Bucharest. Finnish retailer Gigantti has it in stock at €378 ($510) unlocked, while the same SIM-free version goes in Russia for around €440 ($595).
Meanwhile, Orange Romania is the only carrier to sell both a subsidized flavor of the phone (starting at just 99 eurocents) and an unlocked one (€315, or $425).
Needless to say that the Romanian price point seems the fairest of the bunch, considering there’s only a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU beneath the S2 Plus hood, while the Super AMOLED Plus boasts a run-of-the-mill 480 x 800 pixels resolution. Then again, Orange’s S2 Plus doesn’t come with NFC, while the models released in Russia and Finland do.
Via [GSM Arena]